how much does it cost to force the sale of a house?

It will cost between £2,000 to £5,000 to force the sale of a house. This will heavily depend on how long the court process takes. If the process is quicker then it may take around £2,000 but if the other party stalls during the court process then it may cost them as much as £5,000.

It can take between 3 months and 18 months to force the sale of a house.

Can I force sale of house?

Yes, you can force the sale of a house through the courts but this process can be expensive.

It will usually be cheaper to try and negotiate with the other party to come to a solution before looking to force the sale of the house.

Can I be forced to sell a jointly owned house?

Yes, you can be forced to sell a jointly owned house through the courts.

How do I force the sale of my house in a divorce?

To force the sale of a house during a divorce you will need to get a court order to do this.

John Bate

John has 22 years of experience in financial services. This spans across financial research, financial services (As a qualified mortgage broker and underwriter), financial trading and sales at global investment banks. While working as a publishing research analyst, he covered European bank credit and advised institutional clients on investment strategies at both JP Morgan and Societe Generale. John has passed all three levels of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) programme.